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The 5 Best Shows Current on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime is a popular membership program that offers unlimited access to movies, e-books, films and music at fixed monthly fees. Prime members have access to thousands of TV shows and movies.

Top 5 shows on Amazon Prime

1. Alpha house

Alpha House is an interesting American political satire TV series which stars John Goodman, Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson and Matt Malloy. They play the roles of United States senators from the Republican Party who stay together in Washington.

The show was created by Garry Trudeau and premiered on Amazon.com on 19th April, 2013.

It draws inspiration from several Democratic legislators who actually live together in row houses in Washington. The series has several cameos from Bill Ray, Schumer and other celebrities.

The first 3 episodes were offered free of charge by Amazon Studios. Thereafter, an episode was released to members of Amazon Prime on Amazon Video every week.

The first season has a total of 11 episodes, whereas the second season has 10 episodes.

2. The Americans

The Americans is an exhilarating American TV drama series whose creation and production was done by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA.

The show is about Elizabeth, Philip and two KGB officers who masquerade as married American citizens. For a long time, nobody (including their children and an FBI agent who happened to be their neighbor) realized that they were actually KGB officers.

Filming was done in New York, Farmingdale, Brooklyn, Morningside Heights, Mamaroneck, Kew Gardens and Coney Island Avenue.

The Americans has four seasons, and each season has 13 episodes.

3. Black Sails

Black Sails is a thrilling show that is set about two decades ago, during the Golden Piracy Age and before occurrence of events in Treasure Island (a popular novel written by Robert L. Stevenson).

In the year 1715 (in West Indies), pirates living in New Providence Island interfere with ongoing maritime trade in that region. Subsequently, every nation declares the pirates as enemies of mankind. As a result, they decide to stick to their own doctrine of war against the rest of the world.

Black Sails was created by Robert Levine and Jonathan Steinberg. The first season has eight episodes while the second and third seasons have ten episodes each.

4. Bosch

Bosch is an electrifying police procedural TV series that is inspired by three novels written by Michael Connely; City of Bones, The Concrete Blonde and Echo Park.

Amazon first streamed the show online at the beginning of 2014 and then requested viewers to give their opinions concerning the pilot run before a decision could be made on whether or not to place a series-order.

On 12th March 2014, Amazon.com allowed the airing of a complete version on Amazon Prime, and the season officially premiered on 13th February, 2015.

The second season draws inspiration from three other novels by Michael Connely; Trunk Music, The Last Coyote and The Drop.

The main cast features; Titus Welliver, Jason Gedrick, Jamie Hector and Sarah Clarke, among others.

5. Catastrophe

Catastrophe is a fascinating British sitcom that has two main characters; Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney. Rob met Sharon when he’d gone to UK for official business.

The two were briefly involved in a love affair that resulted in pregnancy, thus forcing them to have a serious relationship.

In May 2014, Channel 4 officially commissioned the series after a successful pilot run in the previous year (2013).

Composition of the original theme Catastrophe Theme’ was done by Oli Julian.

Catastrophe is one of the top 5 shows on Amazon Prime, even though it had been previously disapproved by BBC.

Wrap Up

That’s it.  Those are the 5 best shows you can currently watch on Amazon Prime.

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